The Auction


It was a great success and raised over $1 million from the sale of 54 penguin sculptures. Wild in Art will give 75% of the proceeds of the auction to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

We are so thrilled to be able to support this wonderful charity that has been caring for families in Canterbury for nearly a century. Cholmondeley Children’s Centre offers short term respite care for children aged 3 to 12 years whose whānau are in crisis.

To find out more about Cholmondeley, visit their website:


How you can get involved

The Auction.

A fantastic end to a wonderful summer of colour, art and imagination.

Teaching schools.

65 schools across Christchurch were involved in the Learning Programme. See their penguins.

Penguin Sponsors.

We are so grateful to our sponsors for supporting Pop Up Penguins and bringing all the smiles to Christchurch!

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Donate to Cholmondeley

You can donate to Cholmondeley today. Anything you can give, no matter how large or small, will have an impact. Your donation will support Cholmondeley Children’s Centre offer short term respite care for children aged 3 to 12 years whose whānau are in crisis..

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